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Health Resources Directory & Mental Health Orgs, Coalitions, Academies


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Abuse

Reporting Child Abuse or Abuse of Vulnerable Adults
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
DSHS Hotline: 1-800-562-5624

The Childhelp USA ® National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-4-A-CHILD ® 
(T.D.D.) 1-800-2-A-CHILD 

Verbal Abuse one of the worst forms of abuse anyone can experience in any ongoing relationship or association. Take the Verbal Abuse Self-Assessment Test (see orange text in the upper left hand corner of home page). Links to resources and information about verbal abuse.


ADD & ADHD

Childhood ADHDAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder -- From the viewpoint of the naturopathic practitioner. 

Adults with ADD: "Resources for Adults with ADD"

American Academy of Pediatrics: Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Internet Mental HealthAmerican Vs. European Definitions of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

The Learning Zone: Classroom management and parent education, diagnosis, treatment, classroom management, parent education, behavior modification, communication and family relationships.

4ADHDSymptoms, Medications, Treatment: once called hyperkinesis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is a behavioral disorder that usually expresses itself in early childhood.


Allergy/Allergies

Allergies and Children: Information for parents of babies and children who are adopted, have special needs or were born premature.

Food Allergy Research and Education: Information about food allergies and publication of manufacturers recalls of food products.


Anger

Controlling Anger--Before It Controls Youan article presented by the American Psychological Association Online.

Taking Charge of Anger: All anger isn't bad. An article for kids on "Kids Health."


Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders Association of America: self-tests are available to help physicians and patients to recognize the signs of general anxiety disorder and other anxiety disorders.

Anxiety Disorders BookletsEducational material from the National Institute of Mental Health, available in English and Spanish.

Panic / Anxiety DisordersAbout.com extensive materials on panic disorder and anxiety and links to additional disorders.

Anxiety Disorder in Children and AdultsTwo doctors write about a wide variety of panic and anxiety disorders.

The Anxiety Panic internet resource (tAPir): still claims to be the web's first and still best self-help resource for those with anxiety disorders.

Anxiety Disorder Resource Centerprovides help and support for anxiety disorders including anxiety and panic attacks, social anxiety disorder, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder--and you can answer questionnaires for each disorder to learn more about the symptoms and whether or not you might have a particular disorder and also get information about treatment options. (The result will give you the percentage of possible symptoms--however, the questionnaires are not a substitute for medical diagnosis or advice. Please consult your doctor about your symptoms.)

 


Art Therapy

The Evergreen Art Therapy Association is an affiliate chapter of the American Art Therapy Association, with jurisdiction over the state of Washington.